Bill Baber was elected in November of 2014. He previously served as a trustee of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board (2003 - 2014). He was School Board President in 2007 and 2012 and served on the School-City Joint Steering Committee to help build a new Boys & Girls Club for La Mesa and to improve Highwood Park. Bill served as a Commissioner on the La Mesa Environmental Sustainability Commission (2008 - 2014) and was the 2014 Chair of the Commission. He wrote the La Mesa Term Limits Ordinance and managed the successful campaign to qualify and pass the initiative. Bill represents the San Diego Tax Payers Association on bond oversight committees for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and the Lemon Grove School District.
Bill was admitted to the California Bar as an attorney in 1990 and helped draft municipal law reforms in cities throughout San Diego County including city charters, fair and open competition ordinances, and ethics ordinances. Bill coordinated the City of San Diego’s Rules Committee from 2000 – 2005. During that time Bill managed the San Diego City Council’s docket process and worked on dozens of municipal issues. Bill is a former analyst for the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C. Bill received his BA from the University of Southern California and his JD from California Western School of Law.
Bill and his wife Jean, their daughters Hope, Karis, and Joy, and their son Isaac have lived in La Mesa for the past 17 years.